Hay Festival 2019 Programme

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Event 35

Antonio Muñoz Molina in conversation with Ana Gavín

Your footsteps on the staircase

Venue: La Alhóndiga
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One of the most highly acclaimed Spanish writers internationally, Antonio Muñoz Molina, returns to fictional prose with a psychological thriller, Your Footsteps on the Staircase. Set in New York, this story of the love and memories of a couple seen through real-life events and personal emotions straddles fiction and reality; and questions the nature of being human. Muñoz Molina’s work has been translated into numerous languages and he has received many awards, among them the Planeta Award for The Polish Rider and the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters. He will talk with Ana Gavín, Director of Editorial Relations for Grupo Planeta.

Event in Spanish.
Price: £6.00

Event 40

Adam Michnik and Fernando Savater in conversation with Maite Pagazaurtundúa

The Battle for Europe

Venue: Campus de Santa Cruz la Real, IE University, Aula Magna
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Spanish philosopher and essayist Fernando Savater, renowned for his extensive work on Basque terrorism and winner of the Octavio Paz Prize, is joined by Polish historian Adam Michnik, director of Gazeta Wyborcza newspaper, a political activist who has been granted numerous civic and professional recognitions including being named a Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur. They agree that the time has come to join forces, to rekindle the spirit of the European ideal and face the threat of radical nationalism. These two icons of liberal thought and defenders of Europe share their concerns with Maite Pagazaurtundúa MEP, the former president of the Fundación Víctimas del Terrorismo, who provides her very personal view of the destructive impact extreme nationalism can have when it is nourished by extortion and violence.

Simultaneous translation from Polish into Spanish and from Spanish into Polish.
Price: £6.00

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